28 Days Later, 2002
Wasn’t expecting this to be so wholesome, kinda thought it would be the cheesy zombie equivalent to a slasher. Thank god it wasn’t. This was certainly a watch, even one i’ll have to watch again. It centers around a man who wakes from a coma in an empty hospital in an empty and ravaged city. He is saved from rabid infected victims by 2 people and learns that he woke up to an apocalypse. From there its a fight for survival from man and infected alike. It’s rabid and thrilling at times it feels like the visual version of a machine girl song. It shifts through different tones easily maintaining the characters dignity and personality. You fall for the characters. I liked the different sides humanity showed, how when pushed to fear and instability how they turn rabid themselves. Kinda reminds me of An American Werewolf in London with how its not about the pandemic or the zombies, it’s about the people suffering and how they are living. With that it has its wholesome and comfy moments. I think its a feelgood movie, although there are pitfalls (as in shit gets pretty sad:/). Gore wise, it was intense. Although most are contained. I loved how they presented the infected and the ravaged parts of England. It was satisfying for me. I think the whole movie is just satisfying :) I loved the main 3, they’re all so strong and powerful, especially Selena, she’s amazing. I love how strong and contained she is and how she shows vulnerability amid the suffering. I liked that they didn’t make the ending center around a love plot line. I liked that in the end they were just free humans.
What character I
would be wanna be in each genre
- Fantasy: tired blacksmith dwarf who doesn’t want to be involved in the plot
- Sci-Fi: very gay spaceship mechanic in ugly overall and welding goggles who really wanna kiss the main chacter’s best friend
- Horror: warewolf who accidentally ends up hanging out with the vampires because he thinks vampire fashion is cooler
- Rom-con: the female lead’s boss who is heavily implied to be gay
- Gangster: useless henchman who is kept around because he looks scary
- Crime thriller: young detective who is a little too enthusiastic about the killer’s methodes
- Historical costume drama: the lead character’s brother who falls head first for one of the stablemen and likes to read poetry to him while he works
- Dystopia: the guy who can’t handle hinself and dies within the first 5 minutes but continues to be mentioned throughout the film because the rest if the characters think he made some huge sacrifice when he really just accidentally set off a granade
📽 Dunkirk (2017)
This has to be one of the most boring war movies ever. Yeah, it’s interesting, I guess, and historical, but it was so boring. Tom Hardy barely even talked. There were a few tense moments that actually put me on the edge of my seat, but overall it was not that interesting. I probably wouldn’t watch it again, but it’s not the worst movie ever. It was just boring.
Overall rating: 5/10